Beef Yakisoba

Beef Yakisoba

20140109-205019.jpg

 

Ingredients
½ head green cabbage
1 medium yellow onion
2 medium carrots
1 small crown broccoli
2 inches fresh ginger
1 # beef flank steak
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 (3 oz.) packages ramen noodles- season packets discarded
seasoning packets discarded
1 tsp sesame oil (optional)
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp ketchup
1-2 Tbsp sriracha hot sauce (depending how hot you like it!)
1 Tbsp sugar

Instructions
Before you begin, prepare the meat and vegetables for stir frying. Peel the ginger with either a vegetable peeler or the side of a spoon and then grate it with a grater or zester. Peel and grate the carrots or just cut them up like matchsticks. Remove the core from the cabbage and cut into thin strips. Slice the onion into thin strips. Cut the broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Slice the flank steak into thin strips.
Begin boiling a medium pot full of water for the noodles. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the grated ginger, saute for about 30 seconds to one minute (its okay if it sticks to the pan but don’t let it burn). Add the beef strips and cook until they are no longer pink (about five minutes).
Once the beef is cooked through, add all of the vegetables. Stir and cook until wilted (about 5-10 minutes). Meanwhile, once the water boils, add the noodles and cook just until tender (2-3 minutes). Drain, return to the pot (with the heat turned off) and toss with the sesame oil to keep from sticking.
In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, ketchup, sriracha, and sugar.Stir until the ketchup and sugar are dissolved. Pour the sauce into the skillet with the chicken and vegetables with the heat still on medium high. Add the noodles, stir to coat everything in the sauce, and heat through (just a few minutes).

Soooo delicious and mildly healthy, LOTS of veggies. Hope you enjoy!

xoxo669058772380712020613

 

Eggplant and Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Eggplant and Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

eggplant bruschetta 2When people ask you what’s your favorite season, most people answer with Fall, Summer, Spring, or Winter. Well honestly I’d be hard pressed not to say my favorite season is tomato season.

Laugh all you want, but there is no other time in the YEAR where tomatoes taste as good as during the heart of summer. You just can’t get it any other time.

I’ve been known to give myself belly aches from eating too many at one time, didn’t stop me, but it happened.

Sometimes it can be challenging to use up all the tomatoes in new ways.Enter this delicious bruschetta with roasted tomatoes to save the day. Not only are the tomatoes delicious and because you roast them down, you use quite a bit of them.

But tomatoes aren’t the only star of this dish. Because #EGGPLANT. Ohhh eggplant. You weird little veggie. Who decided to name you eggplant? You don’t look like an egg at all. Other people call you aubergine, or brinjal, which are also weird. But whatever your name, you are delicious and nutritious.

There are so many health benefits of adding eggplant to your regular diet. Many of which I did not know until reading Helen from Well Being Secrets post about this veggie’s awesomeness. Two of my favorite facts are that 1) eggplants are actually berries!(say what?) and 2) eggplants are over 90% water! If you want to read more about this, check out this post HERE.

This recipe is one of my favorite go to’s for summer and when we have guests over or need a dish to pass. So easy to make and healthy to eat! Enjoy!Roasted Eggplant & Cherry Tomato Bruschetta CSA RecipeYou can serve with toasted bread, not toasted bread, crackers, just eat it by the spoonful(the last method is my preferred way to eat it) In the hot summer months serve with a Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc and enjoy!!Eggplant Bruschetta 1Embarrassing Fun fact. Here’s the original blog picture from when I first made this recipe for the blog back in 2013…. aren’t we all so happy my food photography has come such a long way 🙂 🙂eggplant

xoxo

669058772380712020613

 

*Original Post published 5/19/2013 and subsequently updated on 11/22/2016

Shrimp Tacos

Fresh Shrimp Tacos

taco

Seriously I want to eat this again right now.

You will need: 

  • 3 limes
  • 1 cup chopped seeded tomato
  • 1/2 cup diced peeled avocado
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño pepper(you can omit if you don’t like spicy)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound cooked, peeled medium shrimp
  • Corn tortillas (or any tortillas you want)

___________________________________________________________

Then do this:
  1. Marinate the shrimp. Make sure to choose a nonreactive bowl, such as one that is glass or ceramic; a metal or copper bowl will react with the citrus juice to give the shrimp a metallic taste.GROSS!
  2. To marinate: Finely grate rind from limes to measure 1 tablespoon; juice limes to measure 1/4 cup. Place rind and juice in a large bowl. Add tomato and remaining ingredients except tortillas; toss well to combine. Cover and chill for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Spoon about 1/2 cup shrimp mixture down center of each tortilla and top with more cilantro if you want; fold in half. Eat immediately.

OMG this probably has like 4 grams of fat (and It’s from the avocado(so healthy fat!) and sooooo delicious. Serve with an ice cold margarita (probably not fat free 🙂 ) and this is a fiesta in my mouth!! Also because I’m a wino i would recommend a young riesling or an Argentinian Rosé like Crios.

Enjoy!

xoxo

-G